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Watch Oak Lane, Blackham, Kent, TN3

Guide price £975,000

Sold

4 Beds 2 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: TON110184

A quintessential period cottage with separate 1 bed annexe set at the end of a private lane with wonderful gardens and grounds extending in all to just over 0.75 acres.

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Quiet, secluded location
  • Wealth of period features
  • Superb, well-stocked gardens and grounds just over 0.75 acres in all
  • Extensive range of Outbuildings including a Home Office
  • Detached double garage with 1 bed flat above
  • Far reaching views

THE PROPERTY

A quintessential period cottage with separate 1 bed annexe set at the end of a private lane with wonderful gardens and grounds extending in all to just over 0.75 acres. Entrance Hall, Sitting Room, Snug, Kitchen, Garden Room, Family Bathroom, Master Bedroom with luxury en-suite shower room, 2 further Double Bedrooms, Single Bedroom. Detached Double Garage with 1 bed flat above, Detached Home Office, Detached Gym/Studio, Summerhouse, Garden Shed, Natural Pond, 2 decked Sun Terraces, Covered Al Fresco Dining Area with brick-built Pizza oven, Additional BBQ Area DESCRIPTION Oak House is an unlisted country cottage, believed to date from 1475, set in idyllic gardens and grounds extending to just over 0.75 acres with wonderful views and several extremely useful outbuildings including an excellent detached Home Office. The cottage is tucked away at the very end of a no-through, unmade private lane and approached via electric wooden gates which lead to an extensive driveway with parking for several vehicles and the detached timber framed garage with 1 bedroom annexe above. FEATURES The spacious Entrance Hall makes an excellent first impression and exudes character with its wealth of original timbers and stripped wooden floor. * The Sitting Room enjoys a double aspect, has some beautiful original oak beams and a very impressive inglenook fireplace with oak bressumer above and tiled hearth. * The Kitchen is very well fitted with a range of hand painted wooden units set beneath extensive wooden worksurfaces with deep double Butlers sink, integrated dishwasher, propane gas fired 2 oven Aga, as well as an inset 4 burner propane gas hob, built-in Bosch electric oven and integrated microwave oven. This room connects perfectly with the Garden Room which enjoys wonderful outlooks on all sides over the extensive grounds and has space for a dining table and provides an additional informal sitting area. There is an attractive exposed brick fireplace with inset woodburning stove and doors lead out onto the extensive paved terrace and gardens beyond. Both the Kitchen and Garden Room have underfloor heating. * The Family Bathroom is very well fitted with a large freestanding roll top bath, pedestal wash basin and WC. * On the first floor there are 2 good double bedrooms, a pretty single room and a cloakroom/WC. The Master Bedroom Suite is on the top floor and is a very attractive room with its vaulted ceiling with a wealth of exposed beams, extensive built-in wardrobes and a very well equipped luxury en-suite shower room. OUTSIDE The gardens and grounds really are quite exceptional and are laid out in a series of different areas with sweeping lawns leading down to a natural pond with a magnificent willow tree and other fine specimen trees as well as numerous productive fruits trees. Two decked sun terraces both enjoy far reaching views over the surrounding countryside which provide wonderful relaxation areas. A large covered dining area with an extensive food preparation area, under counter fridge, freezer and separate drinks fridge and brick-built pizza oven is perfect for al fresco dining. A paved terrace wraps around the house providing further seating which leads to a BBQ area with an L-shaped bar with granite worktop. A long pergola clad with a grapevine runs down the centre of established perennial borders edged with ornamental box hedging. There is a vegetable patch, fully fenced chicken enclosure and various substantial outbuildings including an excellent detached Home Office with light, power and broadband connected, another substantial outbuilding currently used as a Gym, a large timber shed and a summerhouse. The substantial timber built double garage with twin double casement doors has a useful additional room at the rear currently used as a Games Room. An external staircase rises up to a pleasant seating area which enjoys the far reaching views and the one bedroom apartment with its own sitting/kitchen area and en-suite bathroom. In all the plot extends to just over 0.75 acres. SITUATION Oak House is situated on the edge of Blackham in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is located virtually equidistant from Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead Town Centres (about 7.5 miles). The hamlet of Blackham lies on the Kent/East Sussex borders and comprises a number of houses and farms, at the heart is All Saints church and a village hall. Villa Golf 9 hole golf course. Day to day shopping is available at Perry Hill Farmshop (about 1.5 miles). Edenbridge Town Centre (about 5 miles) provides a good range of shops including a Waitrose supermarket. Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead both provide a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Tonbridge and Hildenborough main line stations serves London Charing Cross/Cannon Street. Ashurst Station (about 1.7 miles) serves East Croydon/London Bridge. There are a good number of well regarded Schools in the local area including Holmewood House in Langton Green, Brambletye in East Grinstead and Ashdown House at Forest Row. There are also Grammar Schools for both Boys and Girls in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. DIRECTIONS From Tunbridge Wells proceed out on the A264 passing through Langton Green and turn right keeping on the A264. Continue for about 3.6 miles after passing through Ashurst. As you enter Blackham drive up the hill,Watch Oak Lane will be seen on the right side easily identified by our For Sale board. Oak House is at the end of this road accessed via wooden electric gates. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains water, drainage, electricity. LPG for central heating, Aga and 5 burner hob. Local Authority: Wealden District Council Council Tax band: G Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.